Friday, 22 May 2009

Strike a Pose!

Hey Peeps

I made a card for one of my fellow Paper Dolls' birthday and the theme for her tag book was Fashion. Yikes, I have absolutely nothing fashion related in my stash...apart from a Tim Holtz stamp that I have never used cos it is HUGE!

Well, I decided to use some old BG papers from the Scarlets Letter range which have a print over them which looks like an old dressmaking pattern.

I stamped the image directly onto the papers, and then re-stamped parts of the stamp so I could decoupage the image of the woman so she looked like she was wearing a different coloured suit and also to tone her face to more fleshy colours.

Once I had cut out the bits, I popped them onto 3D foam and then placed them over the original image.

I used Tim's Staples to add a little bit of effect to the design and that was it! I also used some vintage lace that I have in my stash, cutting out the little flower details and popping a fancy pin threaded with beads behind it - I used a great dob of silicone glue so the pin would sit nicely in there! I also added a little press stud from the Idea-ology range to the tag - well, it was sort of fashiony!

I am so chuffed because Liz, the recipient of the card and tag, was over the moon with always makes me happy when I have made something that the person it is intended for likes!

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a grand weekend. Oh BTW, this is now my new fave stamp!!!

Hels x


Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous love that stamp and the colours you have used

Jane said...

Love it!

Jane :0)

Andrea said...

just stunning Hels and that stamp is adorable x

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Oh my! I absolutely LOVE these! I collect girls' career romance novels from the 1950s and 1960s, and several of them are about girls who want to be fashion designers (it was all much less reality-TV-dramatic back then!). Your images remind me so much of those books.

I once saw a neat ink stamp in an antique store of Jackie Kennedy, and would loved to have gotten it, but it was $60! Your images remind me a bit of that stamp, too.

Shazza said...

it is gorgeous Hels, how clever you are

Ann said...

Gorgeous Hels xx

TinaB said...

Stunning!! Love that stamp xx

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